The dept.i'm on now has Janesville which is pretty good with no complaints.When I was on a dept back in Illinois we had Globe and I was really happy with that brand!But i'm sure there's pro's and con's with all gear.
Brands and models are different. Each manufacturer has low budget models, and their top-level lines. Some of the low-budget stuff has given some manufacturers a bad rap. It's basically all about the fit, how it's measured, and features offered for the price. Fabric is fabric. Some manufacturers have spent millions on advertising. I have had all kinds of measurements taken by manufactuer - thorough, and it fit ok. All kinds of flex facilitators, compression padding...blah, blah, blah.
So far the best I have found, comfort and fit-wise is Janesville V-Force.
Turnout gear is all the same really. The only difference is the NAME and Construction. Really all the material is the same. Now I do agree that fit is VERY important and so is comfort! That being said, I have tried all brands and as far as fit, construction, and comfort, QUEST so far is the best for me. Several reasons, 1: Small company that cares about the customer. 2: the construction in my mind is unmatched. The use of kevlar thread, the extra wide gussets, extra padding on shoulders and knees are just a few things I really like. 3: Delivery, you get it when they say your gonna get it! Small orders are not put off untill a cutting of simular material is ordered. 4: last but not least, PRICE! Quest doesnt have all the overhead some of the larger companies have thus passing the savings on to departments.
Thats my little soap box. I do very much believe in QUEST, and if your looking fo r GREAT gear I would give them a look. www.questhq.com